Daily news roundup – 11 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Working with the dying taught me how to live

Scottish Daily Record
Ann Bradley, a nurse at the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, draws strength from the immense courage of her patients and says they have inspired her to cherish every moment.

Dame Joan Collins gives over 150 personal items from her wardrobe to charity shop

The Sun
The Shooting Star Chase shop hopes to raise £10,000 selling designer clobber previously worn by the acting legend.

The emotive video that’s helping to promote Hospice of the Valleys’ Christmas appeal this year

Wales Online
Festival Park have teamed up with Hospice of the Valleys to sponsor this year’s Light Up a Life campaign.

Give cash to social services and not the NHS, says health chief

The Times [subscription needed] Britain must stop “fetishising” the NHS budget and give more taxpayers’ money to councils, says Stephen Dorrell, chairman of the NHS Confederation and a former Conservative health secretary.

Why a person’s death should not be painful

ehospice International children’s edition
Clare Periton, chief executive at Helen & Douglas House, shares her thoughts about World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and the theme ‘Living and dying in pain: it doesn’t have to happen’.

South Africa’s Tutu wants “the option of an assisted death”

Retired South African cleric and anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a published commentary that when his time comes, he would “want the option of an assisted death.”

Dr Liz Gwyther, CEO of HPCA responds to Archbishop Desmond Tutu

ehospice South Africa
The right to live and to die in dignity is one of the basic principles of palliative care. Archbishop Tutu is asking for good patient-centred care, in particular palliative care.

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